Piping Industry News

Toledo top 15 market in construction jobs

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Nov 21, 2016 9:41:22 AM

The Northwest Ohio Piping Industry is playing a key role in Toledo’s construction job growth.

A Nov. 2 Associated General Contractors report shows the Toledo metropolitan area ranks 14 in the nation in construction job growth as northwest Ohio gained approximately 1,500 jobs between Sept. 2015 and Sept. 2016, for an 11 percent gain.

Toledo tied with the Steubenville, Ohio/Weirton, W. Va. area for largest percentage gain in Ohio, although Steubenville/Weirton added approximately 200 jobs.

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Topics: construction, Northwest Ohio Building Trades, Economy, Piping Industry, Jobs, Northwest Ohio, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Innovative Approach used to Install Plumbing at Perrysburg Intermediate School

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Sep 23, 2016 11:33:00 AM

Perrysburg’s newest school is beginning to take shape and Northwest Ohio Piping Industry members are using innovative techniques to keep the plumbing and pipefitting work ahead of schedule.

Hull Prairie Intermediate School, located at the corner of Roachton and Hull Prairie roads, is the future home to fifth and sixth graders in the Perrysburg Exempted Village School District.

Three Piping Industry members, currently working for Dunbar Mechanical Inc., are busy installing the building’s plumbing and piping systems.

Their co-workers in the Dunbar fabrication shop pre-fabricated a group of restroom sanitary piping and water lines (shown in the picture below). Pre-fabrication work was created roughly a month in advance and is expected to save two or three days’ worth of work per each setup.

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Topics: Piping Industry, Plumbing and Pipes, Perrysburg, Northwest Ohio, Northwest Ohio Piping Industry, plumbers, Hull Prairie Intermediate School, Dunbar Mechanical Inc., school, Perrysburg Exempted Village School District, Innovation

EPA: Billions Must Be Spent to Maintain and Upgrade Nation’s Water Systems

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jan 22, 2016 11:30:29 AM

In January, the United States Environmental Protection Agency released a survey showing the nation needs to spend $271 billion to maintain and improve the country’s water systems.

The survey, according to the EPA, estimates the capital investment necessary for publicly owned treatment works (POTW) to address the water quality objectives of the Clean Water Act (CWA). This work ensures POTWs meet minimum CWA standards.

 Among the items listed in the survey that need to be maintained, upgraded or replaced include:

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Topics: Water Supply, Federal EPA, Northwest Ohio

Piping Industry Members Called Upon to Build Toledo’s Newest Entertainment District

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jan 15, 2016 9:24:14 AM

Members of the Northwest Ohio Piping Industry have been working on several major projects in downtown Toledo, including one involving the city’s minor league baseball team.

Piping Industry members are currently working on several buildings near Fifth Third Stadium, home of the Toledo Mudhens, in a new entertainment district called Hensville.

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Topics: projects, Fifth Third Field, Mudhens, Entertainment, Piping Industry, Toledo, Hensville, Northwest Ohio, Pricewaterhouse Coppers

Wood County Officials Visit Piping Industry Training Center

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Nov 2, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Next year, Toledo will be a hotbed of action centered largely on major construction projects.  To get a clearer idea of what it takes to become tradesmen and tradeswomen to work on these and other projects, a number of local government officials toured the Piping Industry Training Center last week.

Members of the Department of Ohio Jobs and Family Services of Wood County, the Wood County Economic Development Department and Wood County Commissioners and their staff toured the PITC. The officials spoke with representatives from the Piping Industry and learned what it takes to make a skilled professional. 

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Topics: Training, The Piping Industry Training Center, Department of Ohio Jobs and Family Services, Wood County Commissioners, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Piping Industry, Wood County Economic Development Department, Northwest Ohio, Wood County

Eastwood Middle School Students Visit Piping Industry Training Center

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Oct 28, 2015 10:12:08 AM

Students from Eastwood Middle School recently got an upfront education about some rewarding career opportunities and what it takes to become a member of the Piping Industry on a field trip to the Piping Industry Training Center.

The students had the chance to take an inside look at one of the top training facilities in the region and all its state-of-the-art equipment.

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Topics: Community, Education, The Piping Industry Training Center, Local 50, Eastwood Middle School, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Piping Industry, Toledo, Northwest Ohio

Northwest Building Trades Launch Nationwide Recruitment Campaign Website

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Sep 21, 2015 1:00:00 PM

The Northwest Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council, in partnership with BMA Media Group, launched the first phase of an aggressive nationwide recruitment campaign geared to bring traveling union tradesmen and tradeswomen to Toledo for the 2016 season.

Visitors to www.greatworkgreatlife.com can learn why the Greater Toledo offers traveling, skilled construction workers the opportunity to live and work in a great region.

Later this year, the temporary website will be replaced with a more dynamic, comprehensive website.

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Topics: projects, UA Affiliation, Ohio, Building Trades, Skilled Members, Northwest Ohio Building Trades, Travel, Local 50, Great Work Great Life, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Construction Industry, Campaign, Toledo, Northwest Ohio, Recruitment

Celebrate Labor Day the Union Way

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Sep 4, 2015 5:00:00 PM

For many Americans, Labor Day has come to be a last hurrah for summer.

It is a national holiday designed to celebrate the American worker; a holiday earned by union laborers, who fought for an honest wage, better working conditions and shorter work hours.

As Labor Day weekend approaches, many families will be gearing up for one last party on this much deserved three-day weekend off work.

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Topics: Community, Labor Day, Local 50, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Union, Toledo, Northwest Ohio, Member

Piping Industry Apprenticeship Orientation Sets Expectations for a Great Year

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Aug 27, 2015 10:07:00 AM

On Wednesday August 19th UA Local 50 hosted all of its apprentices to the union hall for this year’s apprenticeship orientation.

Attendance at the orientation was great as apprentices of each year— from those just beginning their apprenticeships to fifth years on the brink of becoming journeymen—gathered at the UA Local 50 union hall to hear about the expectations leadership has for this year while receiving their annual class schedules.

Business Manager Scott Lopez and Training Director Chris Weaver set expectations for the year while encouraging the apprentices to get ready for a busy, diverse workload.

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Topics: Training, Apprenticeship, Orientation, Local 50, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Piping Industry, Toledo, Northwest Ohio

Video Highlights Piping Industry Training Center, Apprenticeship

Posted by Northwest Ohio Piping Industry

Jul 7, 2015 3:40:18 PM

As highlighted in the Piping Industry's latest video project, dedicated apprentices of the plumbing, pipefitting, HVAC-R and welding trades - as well as our state-of-the-art Piping Industry Training Center - are second to none. 

In late April, hundreds of guests, including elected officials, educators, area contractors, industry professionals, and media members filled our Training Center during an Industry Day open house. The event was held in conjunction with the 2015 UA Ohio State Apprenticeship Competition, which featured the best of the best apprentices statewide as they showed off the skills they have learned both in the classroom and on the job.

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Topics: Training, Events, Education, UA Affiliation, Apprenticeship, The Piping Industry Training Center, UA of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, Piping Industry, Industry Day, 2015 UA State Apprenticeship Competition, Northwest Ohio

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